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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning is ending a 16-year NFL career that saw him recognized as a great quarterback, a leader, a solid citizen and the man who led the New York Giants back into prominence with two Super Bowl titles.

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas suspended forward Silvio De Sousa indefinitely Wednesday in the first punishment handed out by coach Bill Self following a melee near the end of the third-ranked Jayhawks’ game against rival Kansas State.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Andy Reid rarely digs into his own past, preferring to stay in the moment or focus squarely on the future. It’s an approach that has served him well during a coaching career that might someday land him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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NEW YORK —Carlos Beltrán is out as manager of the New York Mets before a single game, the latest fallout from the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal that has rocked Major League Baseball.

KNOXVILLE —CJ Leary of Greenfield, Indiana, was named the 2019 “Driver of the Year” on Wednesday by the North American Non-Winged Sprint Car Poll voting panel of media members, promoters, sanctioning officials and manufacturers for the first time.

KNOXVILLE—Ryan Newman, NASCAR veteran, and winner of the 2008 Daytona 500 will be signing autographs at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum booth on Friday at 3 p.m. The booth is located at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals trade show at the Tulsa Expo Center.

HOUSTON — Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team’s sign-stealing during Houston’s run to the 2017 World Series title and during the 2018 season.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Patrick Mahomes stalked up and down the sideline like a field marshal rallying his troops, the brilliant young quarterback imploring the Kansas City Chiefs to stay together even as the Houston Texans were on the verge of taking them apart.

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LINCOLN, Neb. —After falling to Rutgers on Friday, Nebraska coach Fred Hoiberg put together a game plan aimed not only at defeating Iowa but shaking off the disappointing loss.

KNOXVILLE—The non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum Foundation is gearing up for a big week in Tulsa, Oklahoma, during the 34th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, presented by General Tire, January 13-18, 2020.

OTTUMWA—Over five hundred pro wrestling fans packed the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa, Iowa last Saturday, January 4 for Central Empire Wrestling’s Bridge City Slam 2 event.

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San Diego State survived a big test by beating a talented Utah State team on the road. Auburn kicked off the SEC season by winning at Mississippi State for the third time in its last 18 tries.

NEW ORLEANS —After tight end Kyle Rudolph emerged from a purple swarm of celebrating Vikings near the corner of the end zone, he took an opportunity to mock those who doubted quarterback Kirk Cousins’ ability to come through in the clutch.

PHILADELPHIA —Jadeveon Clowney knocked out Carson Wentz. Then, Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks knocked off the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Dallas Cowboys didn’t take long to settle on Mike McCarthy as their coach after waiting a week to announce they were moving on from Jason Garrett.

NEW YORK (AP)—David Stern had basketball as a passion and law as a profession, one he figured he could return to if a job at the NBA didn't work out.

NEW YORK —Don Larsen, the journeyman pitcher who reached the heights of baseball glory when he threw a perfect game in 1956 with the New York Yankees for the only no-hitter in World Series history, died Wednesday night. He was 90.

Thousands of pro games, hundreds of thousands of college games, millions of high school games and billions of youth-league, rec-league, bar-league and whatever other sort of league games you can think of were contested in 2019.

No. 1 LSU (14-0) beat No. 4 Oklahoma 63-28, Peach Bowl, CFP semifinal, Dec. 28. Next: vs. No. 3 Clemson, CFP National championship, Jan. 13.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)—Patrick Mahomes kept scrounging around the Kansas City sideline for a score update from New England, and all the Chiefs quarterback learned was that Tom Brady had thrown a touchdown pass and an interception against Miami.

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SAN DIEGO —A tough month for the Iowa Hawkeyes ended with a rousing Holiday Bowl victory over Southern California that would have made Hayden Fry and Bump Elliott proud.

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—They’re called “Simone Things,” a catchall phrase for the casual ease with which Simone Biles seems to soar through her sport and her life.

NORMAN, OK—Dwayne Haskins was among college football’s elite heading into the 2018 season. When it appeared he would start for Ohio State, Joe Burrow left the Buckeyes for LSU.

The NFL shuffled several game times for Week 17, with contests impacting either playoff berths or seeding now being played in the same time window.

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